"Wealth must ultimately be put to the public good. If you can do something, you must do something. If you are in a position to make a real change, you must do it. The planet is too small, too fragile. Everyone must do their part."
Angus Kwok (2013)
Angus Kwok’s began his career in media. In 1970, Mr. Kwok founded the Asia Newswire, which was for decades, Asia’s leading source of business information in China and Southeast Asia.
In the early 1980’s, Mr. Kwok established a series of trade publications, connecting foreign buyers to mainland China suppliers of industrial, consumer, and hi-technology products.
In the 1990’s, Mr. Kwok invested heavily in newspapers, magazines, trade journals, as well as ownership stakes in radio, television and online media across the Asia region. In 1999, through a stock swap transaction, Mr. Kwok sold a sizeable share of his holdings to Star TV, owned by News Corporation.
On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced their intent to acquire Star TV's parent company 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. On the completion of the Fox/Disney transaction in 2019 (est), Mr. Kwok will be one of the largest individual shareholders of the Disney Corporation.
Since the early 2000’s, Mr. Kwok began to devote his time primarily to philanthropic causes, specifically environmental awareness and environmental protection.
Today, while Mr. Kwok remains Chairman of the Board of Asia Newswire, he devotes the majority of his time to raising awareness of environmental issues across Asia, providing scholarships to Asia’s future environmental leaders, working with and funding NGOS in bring clean and water to local communities, and working to protect Asia’s animal life and fragile habitats.